Stine Brown

A. Brown


Chair and Professor, Department of Biology

(207) 602-2617

Morgane Hall


Osmotic and ionic regulation and metabolism of crustaceans and fish; physiological ecology of marine invertebrates and fish; respiratory physiology

developmental biology; examination of effects of diet on metabolism and development of juvenile lobsters;

Mike Burman

Associate Professor

Chair, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Assembly

(207) 602-2301

Decary Hall

I am broadly interested in studying negative emotionality and pain using behavioral neuroscience techniques using a developmental lens.  I enjoy teaching at both the introductory and upper levels.

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Behavioral neuroscience

animal behavior

learning and memory



brain development

Brain Research relating to behavior

Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt


Associate Professor and Chair

(207) 602-2193

Creative and Fine Arts Building

Stephen Burt is a painter and printmaker. He was born in Deland, Florida in 1962, and was educated at Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1987) and SUNY Purchase (MFA 1991). Burt has exhibited in both international and national venues, including most recently at The Third Floor Gallery in NYC; the University of Southern Maine in Portland, ME; Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA; the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland; and the International Print Center in New York City.

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and printmaking.I have an abiding passion for the figurative and decorative art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods and have researched it extensively as part of my studio practice.

Leah Bymers


Assistant Chair, Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2601

Marine Science Center


General aquatic ecology

marine invertebrate physiology


science education

Steven Eric Byrd

Associate Professor of Spanish & Portuguese; Director of Latin American Studies Minor

(207) 602-2579

Decary Hall


Spanish and Portuguese language teaching and linguistics

Afro-Brazilian speech

Brazilian food history

civic engagement and citizenship

Carrie Byron

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2287

Marine Science Center

My research is grounded in marine ecology and integrates and interdisciplinary approach. Research disciplines include aquaculture, fisheries and coastal management. Previous projects have been based in freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats including temperate lakes, Atlantic rocky shorelines, temperate barrier-beach lagoons, tropical coral reefs and Pacific glacial fjords. I enjoy working on projects that look at biotic and abiotic dynamics and interactions as they apply to conservation and/or social development issues. My current research focuses on sustainable ecological aquaculture and food web dynamics in... Read More


Ecological Approaches to Acquaculture

Fish Ecology & Fisheries

Marine Food Web Dynamics

Associate Professor of Sociology

(207) 602-2765

Decary Hall

Alex Campbell, Ph.D., comes to UNE from England, and is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. Alex's courses include: "Deviance," "Crime and Deviance," "Globalization and Identity," "Race, Class, and Gender," "Globalization and Technology," and "Introduction to Sociology," and she is the present coordinator of the Sociology Internship.

Alex is currently working on a book manuscript, which explores issues of race and white identities in cyberspace, and arises from research she conducted as part of her Ph.D. She has... Read More

Ling Cao

Ling Cao

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Graduate Faculty for the Graduate Studies of the Biomedical Sciences and Engineer (GSBSE) program, The Graduate School, University of Maine, ME

(207) 602-2213

Pickus Center


Neuroimmunology and immunotoxicology.

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 776-3376

Marcil Hall

Nicole Chaison, M.A., teaches English Composition at UNE and also specializes in teaching Introduction to Literature, Oral Communications, and the Graphic Novel. A writer herself, Chaison has published a graphic novel, The Passion of the Hausfrau: Motherhood Illuminated (Random House/Villard), which has been described by the Utne Reader as "hilarious" and by Mothering Magazine as a "must-read." The book sprang out of Chaison's self-produced magazine, Hausfrau muthah-zine, which she's been producing since 2003. Chaison also wrote the James Beard-award nominated Spice (ReganBooks,... Read More


Creative non-fiction

essay writing

oral communications

American literature

and graphic novels.

Lane Clarke

Associate Professor Literacy

Chair, Education Department

(207) 602-2682

Decary Hall

Lane W. Clarke is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of New England. and currently is department chair.She teaches classes at the undergraduate level to pre-service teachers  in literacy and global education. Her research interests include online teaching, technology and literacy, and working with students who struggle in literacy. She has published three books: Educating Literacy Teachers Online: Tools, Techniques, and Transformations (Clarke & Watts-Taffe, 2013), The reading turn-around: A five part framework for differentiated instruction (Jones, Clarke... Read More



Struggling Readers

Literacy and Technology

Course Development

Literature Circles

Gender and Education

Michelle Collay

Director, Online Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership


(207) 602-2010

Decary Hall

Michelle Collay is professor in the Department of Education. A former public school music teacher, she is a scholar-practitioner who integrates teaching and scholarship in higher education and PK-12 settings. Her research interests include teacher professional socialization with attention to how life experience shapes teachers' professional identities. Collay has worked as a school leadership coach in urban and rural settings, with school leaders engaged in developing professional learning communities. She continues to study constructivist teaching, leading, and equity-focused inquiry in... Read More

Professor Emeritus of Psychology



Developmental Psychology

Stress in Childhood

Community Interventions

Stress Management in Childrern

Professor Costa-Pierce of UNE Marine Sciences

Henry L. & Grace Doherty Professor of Marine Sciences

Editor-in-Chief, Aquaculture (Elsevier)

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture & Forestry Wallenberg Professor, University of Gothenburg

(207) 602-2440

Marine Science Center

Costa-Pierce has a 40-year career in the marine and freshwater sciences. His overall research interest is in "Ocean Food Systems: how seafood systems throughout the world  interact with marine ecosystems, fisheries, aquaculture, and people. He has worked in the USA at both state and private universities and at international research organizations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, and from Hawai'i to Maine. He is a pioneer of the field of "Ecological Aquaculture", helped build FAO's "Ecosystem Approach to... Read More


Ecological aquaculture

marine ecology

social-ecological systems

Ken Courtney

Visiting Assistant Lecturer

Global Studies Coordinator

(207) 602-2123

Decary Hall

Kenneth Courtney completed his Ph.D. at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and holds an MA from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in Ancient Philosophy. His current research focuses on the role of political representatives and how to conceive of the interests of constituents.Read More


International Relations; Modern political theory; The role of political representation in domestic and international contexts.

photo of Michael J. Cripps, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Composition, Director of Composition

(207) 602-2908

Marcil Hall

Michael J. Cripps directs English Composition at the University of New England. He is Associate Editor for Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing, an online, international peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles related to writing in disciplinary contexts. He serves on the editorial board for the WAC Clearinghouse, a venue internationally recognized as the leading resource for information related to the writing-across-the-curriculum movement. He is a member of the Northeast... Read More


Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines

Writing Program Administration

New Media Composition